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Take a look at some of our 2018 programs! The video features Artist-led Workshops with PRINTtEXT and Casey Roberts, Live on the Plaza featuring Time for Three and Henry Moore's Birthday in partnership with Bartholomew County Public Library. Video by Curtis Hartwell.
Every year, CAAC organizes live performances in the downtown Arts & Entertainment District thanks to the support of local and national sponsors. These family-friendly, inclusive shows make live music, theatre and dance accessible to everyone in the community.
First Fridays for Families
A family entertainment series that introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun, informal setting is held the first Friday of the month, December through April.
This summer concert series, held one Thursday a month from May through September, gives Columbus a chance to gather in the downtown Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy live music in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Live on the Plaza
A live outdoor summer concert in mid-June featuring nationally recognized talent, Live on the Plaza celebrates and engages the community. Past performers have included Time for Three, the Groovaloos and Naturally 7.
Artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs share their unique skills in immersive studio experiences. Previous Artist-led Workshops have included glass blowing, zine making and art framing. CAAC’s 2018 and 2019–2020 Artist-led Workshops are funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.
Sarah Marsom: Tiny I.M. Pei
Lisa Pelo: Glassblowing
Always fresh, new and collaborative, these one-of-a-kind events feature a broad range of art forms and focus on education and engagement. Pop-up events include:
Meet the Artist and Public Talks
CAAC invites artists, authors and performers from near and far to meet the public and discuss their work. Previous guests have included Anila Agha, Delano Dunn, Renata Graw, John Heminway and Samuel Levi Jones.
CAAC showcases avant-garde musicians performing in an intimate setting. Previous performers have included Mylets and Emily Wells.